Investor uncertainty caused by the trade war has caused turmoil in the stock market.    Minxin Pei, a Scholar of Chinese politics at the California University of Claremont McKenna, argued that Xi`s ambitions for China`s rebirth as a world power had been unmasked as hollow by the continuation of the trade dispute.  The weaker trade barriers in the agreement could encourage global companies to avoid Trump`s tariffs on Chinese products in order to work in Asia rather than relocate them to North America, said Mary Lovely, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. On December 4, 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had its worst day in nearly a month, when it lost nearly 600 points, which some argue, was due in part to the trade war.  On December 26, the Dow Jones rose 1,000 points after the release, according to Reuters, of a report documenting strong holiday sales, although major indexes fell by more than 10% in December 2018, in the midst of the trade war.  Analysts say that another pact, originally known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, is larger than RCEP. The Trans-Pacific Agreement, renamed “Comprehensive and Progressive” at the front of its name after the U.S. regression and the signing of 11 remaining nations, established a high level of rules by reducing corporate restrictions, tariffs, fostering innovation and developing the digital economy, according to CSIS`s Green. “Japan has signed a free trade agreement with the European Union; The EU has done one with Canada; the EU is doing one with South America,” he said. The United States is lagging behind, and this is just the latest example. An August 2019 CAPS/Harris Poll showed that 67% of registered voters wanted the U.S. to face Beijing because of its trade policy, while 74% of respondents said U.S. consumers would bear most of the burden of tariffs.
Mark Penn, co-director of Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll, said the poll shows strong U.S. public support for Trump`s trade policy against China, and said, “You realize that tariffs can have a negative impact on jobs and prices, but they think the fight is the right one.”  Economist Sheng Hong, director of the dissolved think tank Unirule Institute of Economics, said it would be good for China to yield to America`s demand for fair trade, arguing that the “Chinese model” of state capitalism was incompatible with its policy of market reform and damage to the Chinese economy.  In the midst of the closure of Unirule, after Hong was accused of threatening state security, Hong Beijing`s inability to contain internal criticism was compared to “driving in a car with a dirty windshield”.  In September 2019, Matthew Shay, President and CEO of the National Retail Federation, said the trade war had “taken far too long” and had had a negative impact on U.S. businesses and consumers. He called on the Trump administration to end the trade war and reach an agreement to remove all tariffs.  U.S. farmers are particularly affected by Chinese retaliation.  In response, the Trump administration`s assistance resulted in farmers` hardships in the form of cash payments, guarantees of additional trade agreements and changes to environmental legislation for corn producers.      According to the American Farm Bureau, U.S. agricultural exports to China increased from $24 billion in 2014 to $9.1 billion in 2018, including lower sales of pork, soybeans and wheat.
Farm failures have intensified and agricultural machinery manufacturer Deere-Company has twice lowered its profit forecast between January and August 2019.  An August 2019 USDA report showed that Canadian wheat exports to China increased from 32% to more than 60% when exports increased